TODAY’S PROPHETIC WORD
Jesus has put a yearning in you to do great things. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Because Jesus put that desire in you, not everyone who sees the longing in your heart to do great things for God will understand, but just keep moving forward anyway. God is placing great opportunities in front of you so that you can make a difference in His Kingdom. As you step out in faith, more opportunities will follow.
CHOOSING YOUR BATTLES
I have a friend who was an Emmy Award-winning television producer, yet for all her success, she was a failure at leadership. She was young and backslidden at the time, but Jesus shouted to her one day through the voice of an angry co-worker. It’s good that she listened.
“You argue over everything! Only you have the answer. Your opinion or idea is always best. People are tired of always having to fight with you. They’ve stopped listening to you because you don’t know what hill to die on — you die on them all. You need to learn to choose your battles!”
Wow! That was a wake up call for my friend and an alarm that should be sounding in your ear.
It’s true — not everything is worth fighting over. And not everything is worth fighting for. Make no mistake, upgrade is worth fighting for.
“Then there arose a reasoning among them, which of them should be greatest.”
Jesus’ 12 best friends, His disciples, had it right. They fought over not only being great, but which one of them would be the greatest! Because they yearned for more of the greatness of Jesus, it started rubbing off on them — ordinary fishermen and tax collectors. People the world thought of as nothing special or, in the case of tax collectors, despised thieves, were suddenly wanting to not only be great, but good, like their leader.
In Jesus, we have the best example of greatness and goodness. I think He got a kick out of his friends trying to one-up each other for the crown of greatness. He would surely get a kick out of you deciding to go after it too!
TODAY IS A GREAT DAY TO SEARCH OUT THE HEART OF THE KING IN SCRIPTURE. BE REAL WITH HIM ABOUT YOUR DESIRE FOR MORE OF HIM AND TO BE GREATLY USED FOR THE KINGDOM!
From my book: LIVING LIFE / FORWARD